It turns out that the new 2.6.11 kernel has my SATA drive as sda as mentioned
on the list. So when I altered /etc/fstab and replaced all the /dev/hdeX
lines with /dev/sdaX lines I could boot into the new kernel (using
root=/dev/sda5 on the boot line) and fix lilo.
I now have a fully functional 2.6.11 kernel
Perhaps someone can explain to me - as I am a bit thick on this point - why my
2.6.7 kernel, which had a similar config with
Showed all the drives as /dev/hde .... was I accidentally using another driver
that saw the SATA drive as an ordinary IDE drive?
Googling for "VFS : Error mounting root" gives 132,000 hits so there are quite
a few people out there struggling!
On Tuesday 31 May 2005 15:11, Timothy Murphy wrote:
On Tue 31 May 2005 10:47, Kevin Philp wrote:
> I recently decided to try to upgrade a kernel on my home Gentoo box from
> 2.6.7 to 2.6.11 and have hit a problem. When I reboot I get:
>> VFS : Error mounting root....
> Any ideas? Its not crucial as the machine works fine with the 2.6.7 kernel
> but its annoying me.
Maybe grub (or LILO) is confused about your hard disk setup.
If you were running grub you could say
"grub-install --recheck /dev/<whatever>"
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